Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Auteur Watch - Kathleen Collins
Sadly, our next auteur has thrown off this mortal coil, but the work stands on. Kathleen managed to complete two films in her short lifetime: The Cruz Brothers and Miss Malloy and Losing Ground, which seems to have left a bigger journalistic footprint than the former. Sure, they're not the greatest films in the world, but Miss or Mrs. Collins dedicated her life to telling the greatest story of all... her own! Judging from the subject matter of Losing Ground, I'm guessing she was a Mrs., and a slightly unhappy one at that. And if that's not what cinema's all about, then I don't know what.